The street transport ministry is prone to roll out a brand new coverage this week that can enable vacationer passenger autos to pay a one-time annual charge for seamless journey throughout the nation on the strains of the nationwide allow charge paid by vehicles. The fare would additionally cut back due to the uniform allow charge.
The All India Vacationer Automobiles Authorisation and Allow Guidelines could also be introduced on Tuesday, sources stated. “No state has objected to the coverage after we revealed the draft notification. The coverage shall be out quickly and it’ll present extra choices to folks for snug journey slightly than utilizing their non-public autos for inter-city journeys,” stated a ministry official.
The present tax regime, which is totally different from state to state, is an enormous roadblock for point-to-point vacationer bus service. Sources stated the proposed allow charge is prone to fall by greater than 50% of what the operators at present pay to state governments similar to in Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra, as soon as the Nationwide Allow guidelines for such buses and different autos are notified.
On this coverage, there shall be a uniform authorisation charge which shall be charged for all states based mostly on the passenger capability of the automobile. The yearly allow charge for an AC bus carrying greater than 23 passengers could be round Rs three lakh and Rs 75,000 for an AC mini bus with 10 to 23 passengers.